Arlo had a rough night. He’s been battling a serious cough that plagues him only at night once he’s been asleep a few hours. The pediatrician seems to think it is related to his reflux, but that’s a story for another day.
The story for tonight is about tomorrow. In between dancing him in a…
Why did a Canadian school think they had a right to freak out when a pre-schooler made a crayon drawing of a gun?
It’s quite simple. The teachers and the education system did so, because they consider themselves to be “co-parents” of the children.
The story about Jessie Sansone has been burning up TheBlaze all day. Jessie is the Canadian man who went through the humiliation of a police strip search as well as being arrested and having his home searched all because his 4-yr-old daughter drew a picture of Jessie using a gun to kill “monsters.”
The overwhelming public opinion on this story says that the school overstepped its authority. The school and school administrators disagrees. After all, the Superintendent of Education in the region believes that the educators are “co-parents” of these kids.
Hate to tell you this, America, but when your kids are at school, the government has custody of them. Truth. Not much different than our Canadian neighbors. It’s called in loco parentis "in place of the parents" which is why they can search your child if they choose to because school officials are representatives of the state.
Today I drifted off to sleep and dreamed about Italy.
I have always, always, always wanted to go to Italy. And I will. But in my dream, Italy was in Canada, and when we went through customs, we had a portable car that you keep in a suitcase. You pop open the suitcase and a car pops out sort of inflatable style. But I neglected to keep an eye on our suitcase and someone stole our car. So, we had traveler’s insurance and Italy gave us a newer, nicer one. It was so awesome. I was just worried that it wasn’t big enough for all our friends we were collecting who wanted to travel with us and our luggage. But I woke up before we could find out.
I met wonderful people in Italy but it turned into Holland. I find that so interesting because there’s a poem like that.
Anyway, it was such an amazing dream and I loved it so much. I hope when I close my eyes I get to go back.